Sevenling (midsummer) – 21 June 2019

Sevenling (midsummer)

midsummer sun lingers, still,
tarrying into the gloaming, night,
illuminating our dreams

fare thee well, sweet spring,
first blossoms, blooms on the wind,
now plump into fat, first fruits

scent of cut grass and roses wafting


The elements of the Sevenling are:
1. a heptastich, a poem in 7 lines made up of 2 tercets followed by a single line.
2. metered at the discretion of the poet.
3. unrhymed.
4. composed with 3 complimentary images in the first tercet and 3 parallel images in the second tercet. The end line is a juxtaposed summary of the 2 parallels, a sort of “punchline”.
5. the poem should be titled “Sevenling: (first few words of poem).

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